Night Guards

Night guards, also known as dental night splints or occlusal splints, are specialized dental appliances designed to protect teeth and alleviate various issues caused by teeth grinding or clenching, medically termed bruxism. These custom-made guards create a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, mitigating the damaging effects of these involuntary nighttime habits.

Purpose and Benefits

Night guards serve as a preventive measure, reducing the impact of bruxism on teeth, jaws and overall oral health. By cushioning the teeth and preventing direct contact, night guards minimize wear, fractures and enamel erosion. 

Types of Night Guards

  • Soft Night Guards: Made from flexible materials, these provide cushioning for those with mild to moderate bruxism.
  • Hard Night Guards: Created from more durable materials, these guards offer substantial protection for severe cases of bruxism.
  • Dual Laminate Night Guards: Combining the features of both soft and hard guards, these provide versatility and protection.

Custom-Fitting Process

Our dentist and team take impressions of your teeth to create a customized night guard. This personalized fit ensures comfort, effectiveness and minimal interference with sleep.

Long-Term Benefits

Regular use of night guards can alleviate symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity associated with bruxism. Night guards also safeguard dental investments like crowns, veneers and orthodontic work.

If you grind your teeth at night, call Sugar Land Dental Associates at 281-207-4161 for night guards in Sugar Land, Texas. Schedule a visit with Dr. Jai V. Patel, DDS or Dr. Rahil H. Patel, DDS today.